Tuesday, 25 June 2013

six bad poets

Earlier in the year, Faber and Faber got in touch and asked if I'd like to draw the characters from Christopher Reid's new book 'Six Bad Poets', to use on the cover.

It was a fun job (not least because the long-form poem is great). I wrote down how I saw things first, and then sent in some roughs - working with the designers and Christopher to make sure I was heading along the right lines. It was a remarkably painless process - made so easy because Christopher's writing was so exact.

Here are a few of the final illustrations, along with the final cover - put together by Eleanor at Faber. The book comes out on September 5th, but you can preorder it here.

'Derek Dufton'.

'Bryony Butters'.

'Jonathan Wilderness'.

The book itself, which you can buy here.